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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.12

  • Description

    Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three high cloud-shaped feet and two rows studs around the exterior. The flower-pot-stand has brownish-grey body with blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. There are twenty four large spur marks, and the Chinese numeral er (two) incised on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 113 millimetres
    • Diameter: 252 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        er
      • Inscription Translation

        two
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song-Jin 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A12

    Bulb bowl


    This bulb bowl has studs around the rim and cloud-shaped feet. Its base has a ring of uneven spur marks and the Chinese character 二 (er ‘two’) incised in the base before firing. It has been suggested that the numbers refer to sizes, with one the largest and ten the smallest size, which would help to match flower pots and stands. Unlike earlier Jun wares, which are often highlighted with contrasting purple splashes, these later wares feature blue or purple opalescent glazes without splashes of contrasting colours. Furthermore in contrast to earlier Jun wares, these numbered flower vessels are shaped by moulding. This example is a copy of the Ming Jun.


    Stoneware body covered in blue glaze with olive-green on base
    Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1911

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.27, no.A12, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.53, no.A12 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case14/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.12

Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand wirh three high cloud-shaped feet. Two rows of drum nail heads around outside. Brownish-grey body covered in blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. Twenty four large spur marks on base and Chinese numeral er (two) incised.

Jun-type stoneware flower-pot-stand wirh three high cloud-shaped feet. Two rows of drum nail heads around outside. Brownish-grey body covered in blue-grey glaze, which is olive green where it runs thin. Twenty four large spur marks on base and Chinese numeral er (two) incised.

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